Starcraft 2: Tauren Space Marine!
Modeled and textured by Phill Gonzales
Concepted by Samwise: [link]
Animated by Jay Hathaway
Samwise did this artwork as a promotional piece for his band Level 70 (at the time) Elite Tauren Chieftan’s appearance at Blizzcon. I was pretty intent on modeling this character out as an easter egg in Starcraft 2 and started working on him in the fall during my free time. Things really got busy on the Starcraft 2 team and I didn’t get much progress done with this character until a couple weeks before April. I was given permission to finish the model as on official task and soon after the Tauren Space Marine was finally in Starcraft 2. The Tauren steals the Marine Rifle and the Marine’s animation rig which was easily adjusted for bovine proportions.
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